First we learned that Billy the Kid was not shot by Pat Garrett, but lived to an old age. Now anthropologist Sergey Gorbenko says Joan of Arc was not burned at the stake, but lived to be 57 years old.
Gorbenko examined skulls from the French royal family of Ludwig XI and found that the skull that was thought to belong to the king was actually a woman’s. It wasn’t the skull of his wife Charlotte, because she died at age 38 and the skull belonged to a 55-57-year-old woman. He says, “The woman whose skull had been mistaken for that of King Ludwig XI for 100 years turned out to be Joan of Arc herself.”